"You're Too Old To Be Hating!": Dwight Howard Fires Back At Shaq

The war of words between two ex-NBA All-Star big men is heating up. Following Dwight Howard's recent explosion onto the Taiwan T1 League scene with a 38-point, 25-rebound performance, Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal ripped D-12, saying he's “supposed to have 30 points playing against dudes 5'8" and called the league a “Lifetime Fitness league.” Now Howard has answered back on his IG Live:

First thing I want to say is, you gotta stop hating brother. You gotta stop hating. I ain’t never in my life came at you about your basketball career, your family, your kids or anything of the sort. Because there is no need to. The world is too big to hate on another man. 

So stop hating. I saw a video of you talking about me playing basketball in Taiwan and I’m playing at the Life Time Fitness League. Do not disrespect my teammates in this league and these people in Taiwan like that. That is highly disrespectful and it’s hating. And you too old to be hating. You too big to be hating. You suppose to be Superman, the original Superman. Shaquille O’Neal. The original Superman is hating? The OG Superman is hating? Come on man.

Shaq has "hated on" Howard before as well. After the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers bubble championship, Shaq came at Howard for his backup role with the Lakers, calling him a "bandwagon jumper" for hooking up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis to get his first NBA ring.  

Howard is an eight-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA first-teamer. Shaq won three titles with the Lakers, teaming up with Kobe Bryant from 1999-2002, and another win with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in 2006.